Juror: Pia Cruzalegui and Mia Garcia-Hills

  During this election year, the Oak Park Art League will host a national juried exhibition that aims to spotlight the values of the broader Oak Park community that celebrates inclusion, diversity and equity, during this time in our nation’s history when these very ideals are blatantly under attack. 

The artworks will be selected from a national call to underrepresented voices from BIPOC populations, refugees, disabled, unhoused, incarcerated, queer, and transgender artists and reflects these experiences at this particular time when diversity, equity and inclusion are suppressed more than ever before. 

This exhibition acknowledges that each artist’s journey is different and aims to celebrate contemporary expressions of artists from diverse backgrounds, identities and communities, understanding that these terms encompass a rich tapestry of cultures, traditions, and perspectives.

Judge’s selections for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, cash awards

- An online exhibition of works will be hosted on OPAL's website and represent all entries.

Open to all mediums, NO AI generated artwork

  • Any artist submitting film or video please inquire about available projection system or provide your own display device. 
  • Size is limited to  36” in its largest dimension
  • All work must be ready to hang with wire.  No sawtooth hangers will be accepted.
  • All work should have been completed in the past three years and not previously exhibited at OPAL. 
  • Please deliver/ship work during drop-off dates to the Oak Park Art League at 720 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, IL. 


Important dates:

Submission deadline: April 28

Notification: May 5

Drop off/Accept work: May 18, 20-24

Exhibition dates: May 31 - June 28, 2024

Artist Reception: Friday June 14, 2024

Pick up/ Return work: Week of July 1

Submission fee:
$35/4 works, $5/ additional work

Oak Park Art League